Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Empower by Jessica Shirvington

Title: Empower
Author: Jessica Shirvington
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release: May 6, 2014
Series: Embrace
Pages: 496
Review: 5 Stars

THIS BOOK WAS BLEEPING AMAZING!!!! I loved it SO much! A beautiful conclusion to the Embrace series! Also, I REALLY hate Amazon/UPS right now. They took THREE extra days to deliver when I had preorder guarantee. Grr... Anyways, Empower was amazing! If you haven't already, you must read the rest of the books! This review will probably contain spoilers for previous installment in the series.

So, Empower was released in Australia back in November. I was SO not happy. But, I was willing to wait. And I waited. For what felt like forever. And this book was worth it. The Embrace series was a new way of telling angel/demon stories, and I really liked it. I had many things I expected/hoped would happen in this book, which didn't, but what did happen was equally interesting.

The main character is Violet Eden. I have heard her accused of being whiney (mainly by my mother), and while she can be at times, she always realizes it and mentally slaps herself. Violet is KICK-BUTT! There is nothing that girl can't do. Whenever she falls in a fight, I find myself surprised. And it makes sense, Violet was almost assaulted as a child, and has fought to protect herself ever since. Violet has a great sense of humor and I love being in her head!

Thankfully, the relationship stuff was more or less resolved fairly quickly. Not all the nitty gritty details, but the big stuff. I'm still sad that my ship sunk, but I do support how the romance ended up. Also, I kinda knew that was coming, sadly. The plot was fast, and I flew through this book. An all-around wonderful story that was a spectacular conclusion to a beautiful series! A definite five stars!

Author Bio:

Jessica Shirvington lives in Sydney with her husband of ten years, FOXTEL presenter and former Olympic sprinter Matt Shirvington, and their two daughters. She has previously founded and run a coffee distribution company, Stella Imports, in London, and been involved in managing the restaurants Fuel Bistro, Tow Bar and MG Garage in Sydney.

She is currently a full-time mum, author and co-director in the company MPS Investments Pty Ltd.

You Can Find Her At:


It has been two years since Violet Eden walked away from the city, her friends, her future and - most importantly - her soulmate, Lincoln. Part angel, part human, Violet is determined to stand by the promises she made to save the one she loves.

Living in the perpetual coldness of a broken soul she survives day to day as a Rogue Grigori in London.

But when an unexpected visitor shows up at her door, the news he bears about someone she swore to protect leaves Violet with no choice.

Even worse, she fears that this might all lead back to the night she tries hardest to forget. And what was taken without her permission.

Violet is going back to New York ... and she knows exactly who is going to be there.

With Phoenix in her dreams and Lincoln in her heart she knows it is only a matter of time before the final choice must be made.

You Can Find it At:

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I need to read this series. Did you manage to get your hands on Between The Lives (One Past Midnight) yet?

    The YA's Nightstand